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Why you need to book a stay at Ohtel when you're visiting Wellington
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Why you need to book a stay at Ohtel when you're visiting Wellington

Ohtel Hotel room

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL MOORE.

Filled with mid-century furniture and contemporary art, Ohtel on Wellington's Oriental Parade exudes international style. Sarah-Kate shares why you should stay.

Ever since a well-travelled jetsetter I know raved about this baby design hotel on the capital’s famed Oriental Parade I’ve been desperate to stay there, and I recently got the chance.

Streetview of Ohtel, Wellington

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL MOORE.

With the borders closed, it’s a treat to feel like you’re in a different country, and Ohtel definitely rocks a boutique European – or is it New York? – vibe.

Woman standing in the Ohtel, Wellington

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL MOORE.

Check in to one of the 10 rooms stacked over four storeys via the lobby desk at Duppa Bar, named after a 19th century settler who was, for a time, Oriental Bay’s sole resident.

Freestanding bath tub in room at the Ohtel, Wellington

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL MOORE.

And though the city’s brimming with places to go and things to do, you might just find yourself wanting to stay put in your spacious room, complete with mid-century furniture and contemporary art and ceramics.

Record player in Ohtel, Wellington

IMAGE BY MICHAEL MOORE

Maori tiki carving hanging on the wall

IMAGE BY MICHAEL MOORE

As for the view, there’s nothing international about that – it’s absolutely, positively Wellington.

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